Psychotherapeutic Techniques for Working with Neurodivergent Clients

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Date(s) - 14/06/2024
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Psychotherapeutic Techniques for Working with Neurodivergent Clients
With Alona Siedel
Friday 14th of June 4 to 6 PM CEST

The meeting registration Link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpd-mgrjsiGdQhKFiTBT2GccutrQI8wX7p

The webinar explores innovative approaches in psychotherapy tailored for neurodivergent clients. The content delves into the neuroscientific underpinnings of neurodivergence, debunking common neuromyths and presenting neurofacts that inform therapeutic practices. It emphasizes the importance of understanding the unique physiological, neurological, and cognitive characteristics of neurodivergent clients, with the examples of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) and adapting psychotherapeutic interventions accordingly.
Central to the workshop is the critique of traditional models that pathologize neurodivergence, advocating instead for a nuanced appreciation of neurodiversity that recognizes the strengths and challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals. The webinar discusses specific behaviors, sensory sensitivities, and cognitive patterns characteristic of neurodivergence, proposing psychodrama and other techniques as effective tools for addressing the unique needs of these clients.
The target audience includes psychotherapists, psychologists, and other mental health professionals seeking to enhance their competency in working with neurodivergent clients. It is also relevant for educators, caregivers, and individuals interested in the intersection of psychotherapy and neurodiversity.
Alona Seidel – presenter
Licensed Psychologist (Israel), Certified Psychodrama-Therapist (Germany)
20 years of experience working with the neurodivergent community
[email protected]
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Westlin, C., Theriault, J. E., Katsumi, Y., et al. (2023). Improving the study of brain-behavior relationships by revisiting basic assumptions.